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WoodlandApple
BRONZE Member since Dec 2009

WoodlandApple

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Location: Australia

Total posts: 474
Posted:are ball chain ok to use for air wraps, hyperloops and orbitals?

sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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Tide
GOLD Member since Jun 2009

Future pyrotechnician...? Or something.
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Austr...

Total posts: 111
Posted:I really wouldn't do orbitals with ball chains due to the shape, but I'm not entirely sure about hyperloops. I might have heard some people do hyperloops with ball chains, but I would advise against any chain-chain contact with ball chains.

This statement is false...?

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I'm pretty sure you need oval link, I think wire would kink, and I think the oval links will kind of grab each other.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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DaG
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

DaG

Golf buggie driving instructor
Location: Brisvegas, Australia

Total posts: 156
Posted:I started doing orbitals with ball chain.
As every link of ball chain is a swivel you don't need to add handle swivels to them for orbitals and for me they worked great.

I do prefer my oval link chain now tho, it seems I can get more sustain on them, and I know there could be some safety issues with ball chain if you have heavy poi but as far as learning goes, you should be ok




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WoodlandApple
BRONZE Member since Dec 2009

WoodlandApple

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Location: Australia

Total posts: 474
Posted:thanks everyone, Ive nailed air wraps and hyperloops with my sock poi, still working on orbitals (the width of the sock poi kinda get in the way I find) and was wondering if I could transfer them onto my fire poi, which are ball chain; cathedral heads.

Id much prefer not for it to break and for me to cop a flying fireball of fury to the face.


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Ball chain = ubblove

As DaG said, each link is a swivel, so they are happy to just keep going round and round and round.

Thin ball chain is by far my preferred chain to use. smile


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